A very positive surprise. In this game you control robots, "Exos", destroying enemy robots and collecting loot from the battlefields. The turn-by-turn mechanics are familiar from roguelikes such as NetHack, but the scifi setting reminds me of FTL. Cannot go wrong with that recipe!
Between each mission you are returned to the City Screen where you can also go and customize the Exos. This part, too, reminds me of customizing the spaceship in FTL: you need to select the most appropriate weapons and tools to all slots of the Exos and keep in mind the power constraint.
In the game you only control one Exo at a time, so no squad-based combat here. You can always swap the current Exo to another one, but that costs one turn, like everything else. The challenge is, of course, how to kill the enemies without getting killed yourself. Going in with your laser blazing usually ends in you getting killed, so you need to be more clever than that. One strategy is to use Stealth, get close to a powerful enemy, infect it with a virus and watch it kill the other enemies.
Once your Exo gets killed, it's out for the rest of the mission, so when you've got four Exos in total, you in a sense have four lives in each mission. The Exos have different strengths and weaknesses (just like the ships in FTL are different from each other), so, for example, getting your hacker Exo killed might make it impossible to hack impassable doors behind which loot usually lies.
The achievements seem to be something that actually need to be pursued, compared to some games that reward you with five as long as you just complete the tutorial. Finally, I'm also enjoying the game's soundtrack, which also has songs with vocals.